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Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving)

Transformers News: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving)

Monday, April 8th, 2013 11:32AM CDT

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Earlier this morning I received my copy of the 50th issue of the Transformers Collectors' Club The Official Magazine. The cover homages Marvel's Transformers #22 which featured Menasor with various Marvel characters outlining the sides of the cover. This cover features Depth Charge's mug shot front-and-center with all of the Collectors' Club characters outlining the cover.

Inside the magazine itself, the following pages and information are revealed ...

  • Brian's Bytes and Bolts reveals that the Subscription figures have been delayed from China. They are estimating that the figures will ship right after BotCon. I'm assuming this means that the figures are being shipped over with all of the BotCon exclusives to save on transport costs. Because of this delay, they are unsure when the 2nd installment payment will be due for those of you who went with the payment option.
  • First look at Transformers Generations Deluxe Hoist (available 4th quarter). Hoist is a remold of Trailcutter. He features a new head and trades Trailcutters trailer topper/shield for a tow hook that appears to transform into Hoist's gun. No wings but I think we'll all be happy to have Hoist join our "Classics" ranks. I'm assuming this figure will be packaged with his Spotlight book in the upcoming deluxe/comic packaged series revealed at Toy Fair back in February.
  • The next two page spread features updated decos for the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars set. As far as I can tell, the only difference is Obsidian has undergone a major color change. Whereas he was a bright green with orange (transparent?) rotors, he now sports a color scheme that seems much closer to his Beast Machines cartoon counterpart along with (transparent?) red rotors. This should make many fans happy that Strika and Obsidian will be utilizing colors from the cartoon instead of one being from the cartoon and the other being from the toy.
  • Transformers Generations Magnificus from eHobby is revealed as a club exclusive! Pre-orders will be available at http://www.TransformersClub.com/shop from April 15th to May 8th. Price is currently listed at $90.
  • The comic continues the Beast Wars Shattered Glass theme. It introduces G2 Hero Megatron alongside some of Takara's Beast Wars II characters like the Seacons, Dirge, Thrust, and the Autorollers. Scylla is still female. :D
  • After the comic, we get a one page "The Transformers Menagerie - Part 2: The Dinobots"
  • Profile pages for Beast Wars Grimlock (Maximal) and Beast Wars II Dirge (Predacon)
  • The back cover features another installment of David Willis' Recordicons as well as two installments of Transformers I.Q.

Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving)
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Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477395)
Posted by Va'al on April 8th, 2013 @ 11:35am CDT
Who are the cover artists?
Or is it all just one?
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477397)
Posted by Seibertron on April 8th, 2013 @ 11:41am CDT
Va'al wrote:Who are the cover artists?
Or is it all just one?


The artwork for each character is from the box or promotional art for each toy.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477399)
Posted by Mkall on April 8th, 2013 @ 11:44am CDT
Good news about Magnificus and Hoist! I'm looking forward to seeing them.

Obsidian's new colourscheme pleases me greatly.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477412)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:01pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Brian's Bytes and Bolts reveals that the Subscription figures have been delayed from China. They are estimating that the figures will ship right after BotCon. I'm assuming this means that the figures are being shipped over with all of the BotCon exclusives to save on transport costs. Because of this delay, they are unsure when the 2nd installment payment will be due for those of you who went with the payment option.
Bummer. Glad I payed in full.

Seibertron wrote:The next two page spread features updated decos for the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars set. As far as I can tell, the only difference is Obsidian has undergone a major color change. Whereas he was a bright green with orange (transparent?) rotors, he now sports a color scheme that seems much closer to his Beast Machines cartoon counterpart along with (transparent?) red rotors. This should make many fans happy that Strika and Obsidian will be utilizing colors from the cartoon instead of one being from the cartoon and the other being from the toy.
HOORAY!!! :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:


Seibertron wrote:Transformers Generations Magnificus from eHobby is revealed as a club exclusive! Pre-orders will be available at http://www.TransformersClub.com/shop from April 15th to May 8th. Price is currently listed at $90.
DOUBLE HOORAY! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

Seibertron wrote:It introduces G2 Hero Megatron
Say whaaaaaa? Why G2 Hero Megatron? Unless the comic explains it, that makes no sense. :???: :???: :???:

Seibertron wrote:alongside some of Takara's Beast Wars II characters like the Seacons, Dirge, Thrust, and the Autorollers. Scylla is still female. :D
If it's BWII characters, wouldn't Megastorm fit better than purple Hero Megs? That's just so weird of the Club to do that.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477415)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:04pm CDT
is hoist gonna be an exclusive? i swear to god he better not be. :-x
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477417)
Posted by Va'al on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:07pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Va'al wrote:Who are the cover artists?
Or is it all just one?


The artwork for each character is from the box or promotional art for each toy.


Aha, thanks. :D
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477419)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:11pm CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:is hoist gonna be an exclusive? i swear to god he better not be. :-x
Why would he be? He fellow Deluxes Megatron, Orion Pax, Bumblebee, and Trailcutter (and likely Thundercracker) aren't gonna be.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477422)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:14pm CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:is hoist gonna be an exclusive? i swear to god he better not be. :-x


Generations Hoist will be general retail. BotCon 2013 Hoist (a retool of Gen. Sergeant Kup), naturally, is not. :)

And I'm sensing a BotCon repaint: BWII Dirge out of Skywarp.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477426)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 8th, 2013 @ 12:17pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:is hoist gonna be an exclusive? i swear to god he better not be. :-x


Generations Hoist will be general retail. BotCon 2013 Hoist (a retool of Gen. Sergeant Kup), naturally, is not. :)

And I'm sensing a BotCon repaint: BWII Dirge out of Skywarp.
Sabrblade wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:is hoist gonna be an exclusive? i swear to god he better not be. :-x
Why would he be? He fellow Deluxes Megatron, Orion Pax, Bumblebee, and Trailcutter (and likely Thundercracker) aren't gonna be.


yeah i read it wrong, i only read TFCC so i thought exclusives. thanks guys.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477451)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on April 8th, 2013 @ 2:05pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Brian's Bytes and Bolts reveals that the Subscription figures have been delayed from China. They are estimating that the figures will ship right after BotCon. I'm assuming this means that the figures are being shipped over with all of the BotCon exclusives to save on transport costs. Because of this delay, they are unsure when the 2nd installment payment will be due for those of you who went with the payment option.


... Delayed AGAIN? Anyone else think this is ridiculous?
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477461)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 8th, 2013 @ 2:40pm CDT
FunPub wrote:Obsidian has undergone a major color change. ........he now sports a color scheme that seems much closer to his Beast Machines cartoon counterpart along with (transparent?) red rotors


YES! [close to] cartoon accurate colors Now don't screw this up funpub (but you will) :lol:

Hopefully it looks like Image

FunPub wrote:Subscription figures have been delayed from


Is it wrong i laughed a bit,Image
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477465)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 2:49pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:... Delayed AGAIN? Anyone else think this is ridiculous?
I think this is the same delay as before. We're just now getting more details on it.

But I'm not worried. No matter how long it's taken, I've never not received anything I've ever ordered from the Club. :mrgreen:

SW's SilverHammer wrote:YES! [close to] cartoon accurate colorsImage Now don't screw this up funpub (but you will) :lol:

Hopefully it looks like
snip
Found this description of his new colors on another site:

As it is the metallic teal ends up darker, the bright green dark teal, the bright orange highlights end up orange, the clear orange ends up reddish orange, the eyes bright green instead of red, and the blue stripes are now orange.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477485)
Posted by RiddlerJ on April 8th, 2013 @ 3:57pm CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:is hoist gonna be an exclusive? i swear to god he better not be. :-x


Generations Hoist will be general retail. BotCon 2013 Hoist (a retool of Gen. Sergeant Kup), naturally, is not. :)

And I'm sensing a BotCon repaint: BWII Dirge out of Skywarp.
Sabrblade wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:is hoist gonna be an exclusive? i swear to god he better not be. :-x
Why would he be? He fellow Deluxes Megatron, Orion Pax, Bumblebee, and Trailcutter (and likely Thundercracker) aren't gonna be.


yeah i read it wrong, i only read TFCC so i thought exclusives. thanks guys.


I wonder if we can get a Gears or Huffer retool out of Orion Pax. And I still need a Skids retool out of Trailcutter.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477492)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 8th, 2013 @ 4:14pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:is hoist gonna be an exclusive? i swear to god he better not be. :-x


Generations Hoist will be general retail. BotCon 2013 Hoist (a retool of Gen. Sergeant Kup), naturally, is not. :)

And I'm sensing a BotCon repaint: BWII Dirge out of Skywarp.
Sabrblade wrote:
Doubledealer93 wrote:is hoist gonna be an exclusive? i swear to god he better not be. :-x
Why would he be? He fellow Deluxes Megatron, Orion Pax, Bumblebee, and Trailcutter (and likely Thundercracker) aren't gonna be.


yeah i read it wrong, i only read TFCC so i thought exclusives. thanks guys.


I wonder if we can get a Gears or Huffer retool out of Orion Pax. And I still need a Skids retool out of Trailcutter.


The "Skids" we saw was merely Trailcutter's colors playing tricks with us. To Hasbro, Hoist is the Trailcutter retool.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477494)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 8th, 2013 @ 4:19pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
As it is the metallic teal ends up darker, the bright green dark teal, the bright orange highlights end up orange, the clear orange ends up reddish orange, the eyes bright green instead of red, and the blue stripes are now orange.


Image
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477521)
Posted by El Duque on April 8th, 2013 @ 5:59pm CDT
For those interested in Hoist....................... :-$

https://twitter.com/optibotimus/status/ ... 01/photo/1
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477527)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 6:09pm CDT
El Duque wrote:For those interested in Hoist....................... :-$

https://twitter.com/optibotimus/status/ ... 01/photo/1
Very nice. Matches his box art well enough.

Image
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477539)
Posted by GreenLantern of Cybertron on April 8th, 2013 @ 7:06pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
FunPub wrote:Obsidian has undergone a major color change. ........he now sports a color scheme that seems much closer to his Beast Machines cartoon counterpart along with (transparent?) red rotors
YES! [close to] cartoon accurate colors Now don't screw this up funpub (but you will) :lol:

Hopefully it looks like Image
Here's the real revised concept (I think):
https://twitter.com/optibotimus/status/321391701040185344/photo/1
It may not be as show accurate as my quick digibash, but I think I like it a bit better.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477546)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 8th, 2013 @ 7:39pm CDT
GreenLantern of Cybertron wrote:It may not be as show accurate as my quick digibash, but I think I like it a bit better.



Ehhhhhh it looks better than I thought, but I still call betrayal, it's to green. (Er uhm no offense XD)
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477549)
Posted by Arctorro on April 8th, 2013 @ 7:47pm CDT
Good, if expected, news about Hoist :D
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477557)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on April 8th, 2013 @ 8:12pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:... Delayed AGAIN? Anyone else think this is ridiculous?
I think this is the same delay as before. We're just now getting more details on it.


I think at first they said the delay was until late April/Early May, now they are saying it will be after botcon.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477564)
Posted by ILL-Star on April 8th, 2013 @ 8:34pm CDT
I suppose I'm one of the few who's a bit disappointed to hear that Obsidian won't be lime green and blue. But fortunatly that revised image looks equally as good. I'm just really sick of mostly red and white autobots. That green would really stand out. The Magnificus news is nice but isn't that more money than what you can get it for right now?
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477582)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 8th, 2013 @ 9:38pm CDT
GreenLantern of Cybertron wrote:Here's the real revised concept (I think):
https://twitter.com/optibotimus/status/321391701040185344/photo/1
It may not be as show accurate as my quick digibash, but I think I like it a bit better.
Oooooooh! :HALUC: :HALUC: :HALUC: Full on Beast Wars Returns deco! That's niiiiice!!!

GIMME GIMME GIMME!
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477622)
Posted by Handels-Messerschmitt on April 9th, 2013 @ 4:15am CDT
El Duque wrote:For those interested in Hoist....................... :-$

https://twitter.com/optibotimus/status/ ... 01/photo/1


Hey waddya know, an autobot car I actually kind of like. Looking forward to finding out more about this guy. Seems like the warning stripes are left to his gun only in robot mode, which is neat.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477649)
Posted by Marcdachamp on April 9th, 2013 @ 8:12am CDT
That is a fantastic cover. What a great homage.

It's a shame I swore off the TFCC after the fiasco with everyone's credit card numbers. >:oP
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477791)
Posted by warzon3 on April 9th, 2013 @ 8:50pm CDT
So Hoist is a 4th quarter release....

Was Trailcutter given an official release date at all????

You would think there would be a preorder up for Trailcutter already somewhere??? I mean he will be released before Hoist right?
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477813)
Posted by Flux Convoy on April 9th, 2013 @ 9:43pm CDT
I like all those things. Nice that the club gets to show us something first for maybe the second time ever. Wasn't Wreck-Gar the first of such a thing? Obsidian is looking fantastic.
:BOT:
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1477999)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on April 10th, 2013 @ 5:27pm CDT
Does anyone know if the shipping delay affects Depth Charge too, or just the subsciption figures?
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1478069)
Posted by Mkall on April 10th, 2013 @ 8:33pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:I like all those things. Nice that the club gets to show us something first for maybe the second time ever. Wasn't Wreck-Gar the first of such a thing? Obsidian is looking fantastic.
:BOT:

The first thing I remember was Universe Sunstreaker, oh what a comotion that stirred up.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1478074)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 10th, 2013 @ 8:46pm CDT
You know, with Hero Prime's bio making him be G2 Manga one-shot G2 Convoy, ya'll know who I'm hoping the Leobreaker-redeco Universe Leo Prime turns out to be? IDW Lio Convoy. Why? Well, a few reasons.

The first being the obvious. Universe Leo Prime's toy bio reflected that of the IDW character, despite the toy being named "Leo Prime" and the comic character named "Lio Convoy". Sure, one could just simply brush this discrepancy aside by saying "Well, the U.S. name wasn't fully made clear for the character at the time, so the Japanese name was used for the comic." I'm aware of this. But that brings me to point number 2.

Making him the IDW character with the name "Leo Prime" would be an excellent American parallel to what was done for the Japanese TF: Prime AM-28 Leo Prime toy. With that toy, its bio made the "Leo Prime" toy into an upgraded form of the BWII Lio Convoy cartoon character, establishing him as a post-Beast Wars Neo Convoy Council elder having succeeded the deceased Great Convoy as "Great Lio Convoy". And with his new TF: Prime body came a new name for himself.

The Universe toy could serve as a similar body upgrade to the IDW version of the character, and would explain his new name as having simply come with his new form. Therefore, America's comic Lio Convoy would be upgrading into the body of a toy with a new name, just as Japan's cartoon Lio Convoy had done when he upgraded into the body of his new-named TF: Prime toy. :D
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1478242)
Posted by Mr_Ash on April 11th, 2013 @ 3:08pm CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Brian's Bytes and Bolts reveals that the Subscription figures have been delayed from China. They are estimating that the figures will ship right after BotCon. I'm assuming this means that the figures are being shipped over with all of the BotCon exclusives to save on transport costs. Because of this delay, they are unsure when the 2nd installment payment will be due for those of you who went with the payment option.


... Delayed AGAIN? Anyone else think this is ridiculous?


Sign up for FSS, recieve 6 figures, with the first one shipping end of Jan 2013.

January comes and goes, we get told it's Hasbro's fault and to expect the first figure in April/ May.

April comes, we're now told that the first figure won't ship until after Botcon, which means at least Mid July.

Mid July for the first figure? We we supposed to have all six figures by then!

Nah, seems totally reasonable to me :D

Wouldn't be surprised at this point if the Club started advertising 2014's FSS before we even get the first one for this year!

In other news: I wish Obsidian was staying Fluro Green and orange.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1478254)
Posted by Mkall on April 11th, 2013 @ 3:38pm CDT
Mr_Ash wrote:Mid July for the first figure? We we supposed to have all six figures by then!

Nah, seems totally reasonable to me :D

TFSS figs were going to ship one every two months, so by then we should've received three of them.

I really hope that they get their stuff in line.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1478258)
Posted by Mr_Ash on April 11th, 2013 @ 3:49pm CDT
Mkall wrote:TFSS figs were going to ship one every two months, so by then we should've received three of them.

I really hope that they get their stuff in line.



Figure Subscription Service Terms And Conditions wrote:"FIGURE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE INFORMATION AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS

When you subscribe to the Transformers Collectors’ Club Figure Subscription Service (FSS), you will receive 1 figure a month for six months. We will notify you when the first shipment is ready for shipping but it will be approximately 8-12 weeks after the close of the subscription period. This is an optional service and is not included with your Club Membership. You must be al Member in order to subscribe to the FSS."


Nope, 1 per month for 6 months.

I hope by the time they actually get the figures they will try and "catch up" - say, send them out in two shipments of 3 figures each. It would be nice.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1478261)
Posted by Mkall on April 11th, 2013 @ 3:53pm CDT
Mr_Ash wrote:
Mkall wrote:TFSS figs were going to ship one every two months, so by then we should've received three of them.

I really hope that they get their stuff in line.



Figure Subscription Service Terms And Conditions wrote:"FIGURE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE INFORMATION AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS

When you subscribe to the Transformers Collectors’ Club Figure Subscription Service (FSS), you will receive 1 figure a month for six months. We will notify you when the first shipment is ready for shipping but it will be approximately 8-12 weeks after the close of the subscription period. This is an optional service and is not included with your Club Membership. You must be al Member in order to subscribe to the FSS."


Nope, 1 per month for 6 months.

I hope by the time they actually get the figures they will try and "catch up" - say, send them out in two shipments of 3 figures each. It would be nice.

Ahh, I was wrong. My bad. I would love it if they played catchup and sent out batches of figs instead of one at a time.

I certainly don't expect it, but it would be nice.
Re: Hoist, Magnificus, updated Machine Wars deco and more revealed in TCC #50 (now arriving) (1478388)
Posted by Flux Convoy on April 12th, 2013 @ 5:04am CDT
Mkall wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:I like all those things. Nice that the club gets to show us something first for maybe the second time ever. Wasn't Wreck-Gar the first of such a thing? Obsidian is looking fantastic.
:BOT:

The first thing I remember was Universe Sunstreaker, oh what a comotion that stirred up.

I take your word for it but it doesn't ring any bells. I wasn't far off then. I really wish they were able to do that kinda stuff much more often. The internet being so prevalent in every day life though, I can imagine it isn't easy. This issue looks like a pretty nice win. The Marvel nod, the new deco for Obsidian (looks better IMO, though I was fine with the previous choice) and the Hoist reveal. Now if we could only get them to ditch the useless garbage on the back cover. I'd rather get another page of comic, bios, or you know, anything entertaining. I consider myself a pretty big fan on nearly every facet of the fandom and none of that appeals to me in any way.
:BOT: